We carried out an announced comprehensive inspection at Rosewood Medical Centre on 11 December 2018 as part of our inspection programme.
We based our judgement of the quality of care at this service on a combination of:-
- what we found when we inspected,
- information from our ongoing monitoring of data about services,
- information from the provider, patients, the public and other organisations.
The overall rating for this practice was requires improvement due to concerns in providing safe and well-led services. However, the population groups were rated as good because patients were provided with effective care and treatment, treated with kindness and respect and were able to access timely and effective care and treatment.’
We rated the practice as requires improvement for providing a safe service because:
- At the time of the inspection the practice did not have a safe system in place for the receipt and management of medical documents and test results.
- At the time of the inspection, the practice did not have a health and safety or premises risk assessment in place to demonstrate the assessment and mitigation of risk to both patient and staff.
- The practice did not have a safe system in place to ensure action for patients whose treatment may have been affected by safety alerts from the Medicines and Healthcare Product Regulatory Agency.
We rated the practice as requires improvement for providing a well-led service because:
- The overall governance arrangements were sometimes ineffective. This had resulted in staff not completing the necessary training and a lack of protocols for staff to follow to ensure a consistent approach.
- At the time of the inspection the practice did not have a system in place to manage the global inbox of patient documents and test results to ensure a prompt response.
- At the time o the inspection, the practice did not have a health and safety or premises risk assessment in place to identify and mitigate any risks to patients and staff.
- Staff were unclear about how their roles and responsibilities linked to other members staffs work and how they were reflected in the protocols. Such as during the management of safety alerts.
- Some policies and procedures did not fully reflect the staff practices. For example, the policy.
- Further improvements were required to ensure the practice successfully sought patient views regularly.
We rated the practice as good for providing effective, caring and responsive services because:
- Staff dealt with patients with kindness and respect and involved them in decisions about their care.
- The practice had clear systems, practices and processes to keep people safeguarded from abuse.
- The practice had systems in place for the appropriate and safe use of medicines.
- The practice organised and delivered services to meet patients’ needs. Patients could access care and treatment in a timely way.
- The practice had improved access for patients to the practice.
- Patients’ needs were assessed, and care and treatment was delivered in line with current legislation, standards and evidence-based guidance supported by clear pathways and tools.
- The practice had a comprehensive programme of quality improvement, they actively and routinely reviewed the effectiveness of the care provided.
- The practice had refurbished the premises to ensure they met the needs of the patients.
- Complaints were listened and responded to and used to improve the quality of care.
- There was compassionate, inclusive and effective leadership at all levels.
The areas where the provider must make improvements are:
- Ensure that care and treatment is provided in a safe way.
- Establish effective systems and processes to ensure good governance in accordance with the fundamental standards of care.
(Please see the specific details on action required at the end of this report).
The areas where the provider should make improvements are:
- Review staff training to ensure they completed the necessary training for their role.
- Review the identification of carers to enable this group of patients to access the care and support they need.
- Review the blind cords at the window in reception are made safe and adhere to the safety alert raised 8 July 2010 Gateway Reference: 14535.
- Review patient feedback to ensure it is sought regularly.
Details of our findings and the evidence supporting our ratings are set out in the evidence tables.
Professor Steve Field CBE FRCP FFPH FRCGPChief Inspector of General Practice.